The rules of…

2 Nov

Raise your hand if you can relate to this!

I came across this cartoon this morning and immediately burst out laughing because, aside from the fact that I ALWAYS look at the Dr. Zizmor ad (its been around for way too long), this has actually happened to me!

Why do I  have to look like crap when I run into an ex? Why couldn’t I have run into him on the way to a wedding or party when I looked all shimmery and glossy?

There was one time in particular where I recall being very late for class. I threw on whatever was within arms reach and added a very unflattering hoodie on top. I don’t even think I bothered with my hair because it was raining out and I logically rationalized that there was no point in doing anything to it.

I literally run speed walk to the train with my rain soaked hair and made it onto the train right as the doors closed and plopped down on the nearest seat to catch my breath.

OBVIOUSLY, because the gods of irony are forever tormenting me, I look up and spot my ex sitting directly across from me. I couldn’t even try and pretend that I didn’t see him.

I mean OF COURSE! Why SHOULDN’T I have to see him when I look like something died on my head and that I buy my clothes at the salvation army?

As every girl knows, it is our mission to look drop dead gorgeous when you run into your ex. Doing so will force the ex to eat his heart out and see what he is missing and regret ever letting you get away. That’s just common sense in girl-speak.

Pretty much the opposite happened in my case. He was probably thanking his lucky stars that we stopped dating and I honestly don’t blame him.

I  looked THAT bad.

To sum:

In the words of Miss Anxiety, never leave the house without looking your best.

10 Responses to “The rules of…”

  1. iTripped November 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    So true. You only run into people when you don’t want to be seen. But what would we do without Dr. Zizmore ads?? It’s gotten me out of some veerry awkward situations on the subway. (He actually used to be my aunt’s classmate, way back when.)

    • umcheckplease November 4, 2011 at 12:27 am #

      In the words of the infamous commercials from the 90s…”Thank you Dr. Zizmor! “

  2. Mark November 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    You know, for some guys, that disheveled look is VERY hot!


  3. thoughtsappear November 3, 2011 at 8:08 am #

    I almost always leave the house with wet hair. I hate blowdrying, and it takes too long. I try to keep it up when it’s wet to at least avoid the wet spots.

    The last time I ran into an ex it was in a restaurant. I’d been wearing shorts and sitting on a chair that left criss-cross marks on my thighs. From the front, I looked A-ok. From the back, not so much.

  4. BougieHippie November 3, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Thats why you should never looking your house less than presentable.

  5. BROOKEandMCKENZIE November 3, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    Completely agree with BougieHippie. I learned this the hard way once too when I went to Tim Hortons to get soup after having an awful cold and seeing my ex on the street corner. great, not only did I not care but I looked disgustingly sick.

    Never ever leave the house looking like you’d be embarrassed to run into someone, good lesson to keep in mind.

    • umcheckplease November 4, 2011 at 12:29 am #

      It’s funny how the ONLY times we recall how disgusting we look is when bumping into an ex. It’s a conspiracy theory for sure

      • Mark November 4, 2011 at 12:47 am #

        I’m missing something here. Why would you (or anyone) care how you look when bumping into an ex? That is, unless you think there’s ever a chance of getting back together with said ex. I mean really, who cares what the ex thinks, why does it matter?

        I think if how you look when going out matters so much to you, that you should care more, much more, about “bumping into” your next rather than about bumping into your ex!


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